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Several of Ithaca College's Occupational Therapy faculty, and students presented at the annual AOTA conference in New Orleans.

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We want to remind you about our partnership with Plum Benefits. Register now, and you’ll have access to exclusive savings and special discounts to theme parks and attractions including the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, Las Vegas and New York City shows and performances, Disneyland®, SeaWorld®, Six Flags, and Cirque du Soleil!

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The Hartford provides pre-trip information that helps benefit-eligible employees feel safe and secure while traveling. 

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Please join us for Ed Tech Day 2019 this Thursday in the Campus Center - free and open to all.  Discover for yourself why USA Today identified Ed Tech Day as one of the reasons they named Ithaca as one of the most innovative cities in the nation!  Complete details and schedule at www.ithaca.edu/edtechday/ 

New this year:

  • Immersive Court where attendees can experience the wonders of Virtual Reality first hand
  • The Career and Internship Expo will allow students the opportunity to explore career opportunities with national and regional organizations
  • Gamin' Ride - Mobile Gaming Video Theater has been described as the ultimate video gaming experience

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NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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We hope you will find the following information helpful. It is a reminder of how to get in touch with our benefit plan providers via phone or website. We encourage you to contact our partners directly whenever you have a question about a claim, want to know more about the services they provide, need a new ID card, etc. 

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Plum Benefits offers the Ithaca College Community access to exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, rental cars, sporting events, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows, and much more! Be sure to visit www.plumbenefits.com often, as new products and discounts are constantly being added.

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The Hartford provides expert support to help benefit-eligible employees or their loved ones cope with the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise after a loss. This also includes 24/7-unlimited phone contact with professionals, as well as five face-to-face sessions that help with topics such as grief and loss, job pressures, stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship/marital conflicts. Beneficiary Assist is included with our Life and Accident coverages.

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Please join the Department of Occupational Therapy Monday, March 18, 2019 from 9:00am-3:00pm for a day of presentations from our remarkable graduate students on their research projects.

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Please join the Department of Occupational Therapy Monday, March 18, 2019 from 9:00am-3:30pm for a day of presentations from our remarkable graduate students on their research projects!

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Passionate about the future of tech?  Want to share your visions with other students?

We are looking for 4 - 5 Ithaca College students to serve on a student panel about educational technology during the 'noon hour' on the event date (March 21st).  There are no requirements to becoming a panelist - just a love and interest in educational technology!

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On Thursday, March 21st at 10 am in the Klingenstein Lounge join Dr. Tom Garrison as he shares his research in uncovering the past and how the use of technological tools allow us to see what is not immediately visible to the human eye.  Dr. Garrison will also discuss how it is valuable to bring digital spatial analysis into the classroom and its value beyond the study of the past.  Dr. Garrison's work was featured in several publications and on the National Geographic documentary, "Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake King."

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On Thursday, March 21st at 1:10 pm in the Klingenstein Lounge, filmmaker, and 'Immersive Media Explorer' Becky Lane will spearhead a discussion on how Virtual Reality (VR) has been touted as a game-changer in education, and question if it is living up to the hype.  This session explores the state of virtual and augmented reality in 2019 and shows how educators can leverage emerging technologies to improve learning, enhance comprehension, and increase empathy.  Best practices, caveats, current research and how to get started will all be discussed.  

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Ithaca College is pleased to announce a new award for faculty made possible by the generous gift of Gloria Hobbs, Honorary Alumna & Trustee of Ithaca College.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks or full-time research.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by Friday, February 22. Guidelines and application form may be found at www.ithaca.edu/cfe/research/summer_grants.

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On Thursday, March 21 at 9 AM in the Klingenstein Lounge, Bill Weis a nationally recognized leader in the application of voice activation technology will lead a discussion on how this technology can enhance the quality of life for individuals with neuromuscular / neurological diseases, and spinal cord injuries resulting from accidents, viral infections, and military related injuries.  

You can preview the positive impact that voice activated technology can have on someone’s life through this short video highlighting an incredible story -> https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/accessibility/robbie-iveys-story-how-technology-removes-barriers/

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Monday, February 11
Clark Lounge
4:00-6:00 PM

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The Hartford helps benefit-eligible employees protect their family's future by creating a customized and legally binding online will using a simple but comprehensive online questionnaire. EstateGuidance also provides an online education center and support from a licensed attorney. Additional services include creating living wills and trusts along with guidance about divorce proceedings and durable power of attorney. This is included with our Life coverage.

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Did you know you have access to exclusive savings nationwide on movie tickets, theme parks admissions, top shows and events including Broadway, top attractions and tours in the most popular destinations and exclusive discounts up to 60% off on hotels around the country and around the world?

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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